SCS

THE WEEK AHEAD: 21ST JANUARY TO 27TH JANUARY 2018

SUNDAY 21ST JAN: The Pontardawe to Ynysmeudwy Sunday Work Party will be working by the Herbert Street Bridge in Pontardawe today. The railings round the canal between the subway and Herbert Street bridge are in need of a good lick of paint. The Work Party will  rub them down in preparation for painting. Meet at...

The Week Ahead: 14th JANUARY 2018 TO 21st JANUARY 2018

TUESDAY 16TH: Work Party meets at Brownsters cafe, High Street, Clydach between 8.00am and 9.00am. Work starts at the Old Highways Depot, Clydach at 9.15. We have been clearing up the yard in preparation for the official opening of the towpath/cycle path on Tuesday the 23rd January at 11.00am. We will continue this work today....

THE WEEK AHEAD: 7.1.18 TO 13.1.18

TUESDAY 9TH JANUARY 2018: Work Party meets between 8.00am and 9.00am at Brownsters Cafe, High Street, Clydach. Work commences in the Old Highways Depot, Pontardawe Road, Clydach SA6 5NS at 9.15am. We will be clearing the yard to make it ready for the official opening of the towpath on 23.1.18.  All the green fencing in...

THE CANAL BENEATH OUR FEET (22): OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE NEW TOWPATH

THE OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE NEW TOWPATH AND CYCLE PATH THROUGH THE OLD HIGHWAYS DEPOT IN PONTARDAWE ROAD,  CLYDACH WILL TAKE PLACE ON TUESDAY 23.1.18 AT 11.00AM. We are busy tidying up the site in preparation for the big day. Below we see the now redundant green fencing being dug up. It will be reused...

Old Highways Depot Towpath Open: 2.1.18.

The new 120 metre towpath/cycle route through the Old Highways Depot in Pontardawe Road, Clydach is now open, though the official opening ceremony will take place later this year. Below, is a photo of what the route looked like in June 2017. And here is the further progress made by July 2017. And now we...

NEXT SCS MONTHLY MEETING: WEDNESDAY 3.1.18.

The next Meeting of the Swansea Canal Society will be held in the Vardre Rugby Club, Hebron Road, Clydach at 7.30 on Wednesday, the 3rd of January 2018. All welcome.

THE WEEK AHEAD: 31.12.17 TO 6TH JANUARY 2018

   TUESDAY 2ND JANUARY 2018: Happy New Year,  Blwyddyn Newydd Dda. The Work Party meets in good spirits and with high hopes for the New Year in Brownsters Cafe, High Street, Clydach between 8.00 and 9.,00am. Work starts in the Old Highways Depot, Pontardawe Road, Clydach at 9.15. We will be clearing up the site...

THE CANAL BENEATH OUR FEET: (21) WHAT’S BEEN DONE SO FAR (21.12.17)

TIME TO TAKE STOCK. WE TOOK POSSESSION OF A LARGE PORTION OF THE COUNCIL YARD IN PONTARDAWE ROAD, CLYDACH IN DECEMBER 2016 THANKS TO THE  GENEROSITY OF THE CITY AND COUNTY OF SWANSEA.   THE CANAL WAS BURIED IN  1973 IN A PIPE BENEATH THE YARD AFTER WHICH TWO MUNICIPAL HIGHWAYS DEPARTMENT BUILDINGS WERE ERECTED ON...

THE DAY’S WORK IN PONTARDAWE AND CLYDACH : 19.12.17

WE WERE ALL OVER THE PLACE TODAY AS WE CLEARED UP THE CANAL IN PONTARDAWE AND LEFT THE COUNCIL YARD IN CLYDACH TO THE  CONTRACTORS WHO ARE DOING SUCH A GOOD JOB OF LAYING THE TARMAC ON THE NEW TOWPATH.                       IN THE SITE OFFICE...

Tarmac 75% completed: 16.12.17.

THE JOB IS ALMOST DONE TO LINK THE TOWPATH ROUTE TO THE SOUTH AND NORTH OF THE  OLD HIGHWAYS DEPOT CLYDACH  WITH 120 METRES OF TARMACCED PATH. THE PATH WILL FOLLOW THE EXACT ROUTE OF THE OLD TOWPATH.

THE WEEK AHEAD: 17th DECEMBER TO 23rd DECEMBER 2017

TUESDAY 19TH DECEMBER:  Work Party meets at Brownsters Cafe, High Street, Clydach betwen 8.00 and 9.00am. Work starts at 9.30 at Holly Street Bridge, Pontardawe. We will be clearing the litter etc from the stretch of canal between Herbert Street and Holly Street in time for Christmas. We will also have a presence at the...

TARMACCERS AT WORK. 14.12.17.

THE NEW TOWPATH  IN THE OLD HIGHWAYS DEPOT IS BEING TARMACCED. WE ARE NEARLY THERE.